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Kool & The Gang Headlines First Concert in Rivers Casino’s New Event Center

January 17, 2019

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 17, 2019--For concertgoers looking for a “kool” new venue, The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh welcomes its very first headliner performance.

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Kool & The Gang comes to The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh on Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. (Photo: Business Wire)

R&B icons of the ’70s, Kool & The Gang, best known for its smash hits “Jungle Boogie,” “Celebration” and “Get Down on It,” brings its iconic jazz, funk and R&B concert to The Event Center at Rivers Casino on Saturday, March 9, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now and start at $45.

Not only did Kool & The Gang dominate the R&B scene for many decades, its fierce horn lines and smooth sound have earned the group two Grammy Awards, seven American Music Awards, the BET Soul Train Lifetime Achievement Award, 25 Top Ten R&B hits, nine Top Ten Pop hits and 31 gold and platinum albums. In addition to a stellar resume, Kool & The Gang has also been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and continues to be among the most sampled artists of all time.

In 2016, the East Coast natives resurfaced on the recording scene and released the single, “Sexy (Where’d You Get Yours),” which reached number 15 on the Billboard Adult R&B chart. Kool & The Gang has toured alongside Kid Rock, Dave Matthews Band, Elton John, The Roots and Van Halen, and continue to perform around the world.

“We’re so excited to welcome the legendary Kool & The Gang to Rivers,” said Rivers Casino General Manager Bill Keena. “The performance of its well-known hits will make for a fun night and great way to debut The Event Center.”

Tickets for Kool & The Gang’s show and for all Rivers Casino Pittsburgh performances can be purchased in the Rivers Casino Gift Shop or at RiversCasino.com.

In addition to live performances and concerts, The Event Center at Rivers Casino Pittsburgh can be reserved for a variety of occasions, including corporate receptions, seminars, trade shows, weddings and more. The space features theatre-style seating for over 2,000 people or up to 800 for sit-down functions, and an integrated pre-function area.

ABOUT RIVERS CASINO

Opened in 2009, Rivers Casino has been voted a “Best Place to Work” in the Pittsburgh Business Times, a “Top Workplace” in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, “Best Overall Gaming Resort” in Pennsylvania by Casino Player magazine and “Best Overall Casino” in Pennsylvania by Strictly Slots magazine. The casino features 2,823 slots, 124 table games (including nine Interblock games and a 30-table poker room), nine distinctive restaurants and bars, a riverside amphitheater, a multi-purpose event space, live music performances, free parking and multiple promotions and giveaways daily. More than $767 million in jackpots have been awarded to players at Rivers Casino. For more information, visit RiversCasino.com.

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CONTACT: Hunter Filippo

For Rivers Casino

267-932-8760 x 307

hunter@hornercom.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA PENNSYLVANIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: ENTERTAINMENT CASINO/GAMING MUSIC GENERAL ENTERTAINMENT EVENTS/CONCERTS

SOURCE: Rivers Casino

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